Progressive feminist Utah

    Were you aware that the very first town in the United States to have an entirely female city council serving with a female mayor was in Utah?   I wasn’t, either, until Jill Derr mentioned it on Thursday afternoon at the annual FairMormon conference.  It happened in Kanab, of all places, in 1912. [Read More…]

Venezuela and the glories of democratic socialism

    You may or may not have heard, but socialism has furnished us with yet another illustrative example of government-induced starvation, now capped off with the introduction of forced-labor camps:   “Venezuela Reaches the End of the Road to Serfdom”   “Only a Presidential Referendum Can Save Venezuela from Its Humanitarian Crisis”   It’s important, [Read More…]

On having an open mind

    “Merely having an open mind is nothing; the object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.”  (G. K. Chesterton)     [Read more…]

“Maya emblem glyphs and Book of Mormon place names”

    This week’s Saturday Hamblin-Peterson column has been published (a bit early) by the Deseret News:   http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865659536/Maya-emblem-glyphs-and-Book-of-Mormon-place-names.html     [Read more…]

“Harvard Republican Club Issues Blistering Non-Endorsement Of Trump, Breaking 128-Year Streak”

    http://reverbpress.com/politics/harvard-republican-club-issues-blistering-non-endorsement-of-trump-breaking-128-year-streak/   Thanks to Bianca Lisonbee for bringing this to my attention.     [Read more…]

Friday morning at FairMormon

    Ben McGuire began this morning’s session with a quite thought-provoking examination of the concept of translation and of its implications, particularly as they relate to the Book of Mormon.  A very rich talk.   There have been some quite good discussions of women’s place in the Church, and of women and the priesthood, [Read More…]

“Mormonism, Materialism, and Politics: Six Things We Must Understand in Order to Survive as Latter-day Saints”

    Happy Friday from the Interpreter Foundation!   Mormonism, Materialism, and Politics: Six Things We Must Understand in Order to Survive as Latter-day Saints     [Read more…]

“Muslims in the Military: The Few, the Proud, the Welcome”

    An interesting profile of several Muslim veterans, especially helpful in light of the recent controversy surrounding Mr. Donald Trump and the family of Capt. Humayun Khan     [Read more…]

“Have archaeologists found King Arthur’s birthplace?”

    Could “myth” actually be, to some degree or other, history?   http://www.foxnews.com/science/2016/08/03/have-archaeologists-found-king-arthurs-birthplace.html     [Read more…]

“Why Mormons Don’t Like Donald Trump”

    Max Perry Mueller, of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, offers a serious analysis of something that I’ve found enormously gratifying:   http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/08/why_mormons_don_t_like_donald_trump.html     [Read more…]